Hundreds rally in Los Angeles to honour Trayvon Martin

People carry a photo of Trayvon Martin during the Los Angeles march.
People carry a photo of Trayvon Martin during the Los Angeles march. Credit: REUTERS/David McNew

Hundreds of people have taken to the street of Los Angeles to honour Trayvon Martin as rallies take place across the US following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, the man who killed the teenager.

The message 'I am Trayvon' is displayed on the face of Keesha Clark during a march in Los Angeles.
A message is displayed on the face of Keesha Clark during a march in Los Angeles. Credit: REUTERS/David McNew

Chants of "no justice, no peace!" broke out occasionally during the peaceful gathering outside a federal courthouse in Los Angeles.

Protesters march during a demonstration against the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, in Los Angeles.
Protesters march during a demonstration against the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, in Los Angeles. Credit: REUTERS/David McNew

"We've got to stop our children getting cut down at an early age," Pastor William Smart, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said.

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